Portfolio

This is where I collect my clips from PolicyMic, The Atlantic/Quartz, the Wall Street Journal, the Jewish Daily Forward, Tablet, online longform magazine the Tower, Columbia Journalism School, the Huffington Post, City A.M., the Times (of London), the Jewish Chronicle, the Ham and High, the London Word, Varsity, Prospect magazine and Eilu V’Eilu (try saying all of that in one breath). 

I’ve also scribbled a couple of things on my blog.

PolicyMic

Why the British ‘no make-up selfies’ for charity campaign is bad for women, 21 March 2014

Why powerful women want to ban the b-word (no, not that one), 11 March 2014

Dear Microsoft, women use computers for things other than wedding planning, 5 March 2014

How “Frozen” teaches us the real meaning of sisterhood, 3 March 2014

How Meryl Streep became the true mother of Hollywood feminism, 24 February 2014

For more PolicyMic articles, see here

The Atlantic / Quartz

Passover, the Jewish holiday for gentiles, 14 April 2014

The problem of trespassing on niche dating sites, 19 March 2014

Why the 9-to-5  day is so tough on creative workers, 13 December 2013

The caffeine-free guide to staying sharp at work, 12 December 2013

Gaming companies can’t seem to avoid sexist marketing, 2 December 2013

Why young people should take their parents to work, 12 November 2013

‘We’re not this alien group': Chinese students on fitting in at U.S. colleges, 1 November 2013

Starbucks’ new tea venture isn’t really about tea, 24 October 2013

For more Quartz articles, see here. I also compile the daily brief news email. 

The Wall Street Journal

MoneyBeat blog: In emerging-market selloff, Mexican peso sparkles, 30 August 2013

MoneyBeat blog: Syria tensions add to headaches for emerging markets, 27 August 2013

Page C1: Emerging Europe is a haven in selloff, 27 August 2013

Page C1: Central-bank moves blur the view, 23 August 2013

Page C4: Malaysia gets pulled into selloff, 21 August 2013

WSJ.com: Indian rupee sinks to record low amid Fed tapering concerns, 16 August 2013

MoneyBeat blog: China’s still headed for a slowdown, 8 August 2013

Speakeasy blog: Esteemed British literary prize moves faster than Wikipedia, 24 July 2013

Page C4: Data give the dollar a spark, 25 July 2013

For more WSJ articles, see here (you’ll need to modify the search dates to include 2013).

The Jewish Daily Forward

Observant women make tzitzit — and stir controversy, 9 April 2014

In search of a more perfect union: the rabbi and imam duo working for reconciliation, 30 March 2014

Divergent is a cautionary tale for Jews, 24 March 2014

Tablet Magazine

A horror story set in Hasidic Crown Heights, 31 October 2013

Rome cracks down on Jewish centurions, 6 May 2013

The Tower Magazine

On feminists and pioneers in early Zionism, February 2014

The selective memory of ‘Israel: A Home Movie,’ August 2013

Can street art change the world?, June 2013

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

Newspaper feature writing: My stories for Columbia News Service, which is distributed around the U.S. and Canada by the New York Times News Service, were published in several newspapers including the Berkshire Eagle (MA), the News & Observer (NC), the Star-Telegram (TX), the Star Advertiser (HI) and the Montreal Gazette, among others. Features include: Diamonds are a man’s best friend: the rise of the male engagement ring; Will popcorn and raisinets save the movie business?: theaters’ growing reliance on concessions sales over ticket revenue; Jedis: not so far, far away after all: the real-life religion of Jediism; and Interlopers invade “insular” dating websites: outsiders looking for love on demographic-specific matchmaking sites.

Cultural affairs reporting: I wrote about whether the discovery of Richard III’s bones would affect productions of the Shakespeare play, the seven movies made about Abraham Lincoln in the space of just two years, the  trials faced by religious actors on stage, as well as a review of the French art house film “Something In The Air.”

Religion reporting: I covered liberal Christian women’s orders for Religio. Stories reported from Pope Francis’ inauguration in Rome include the retail ritual of merchandise shopping and efforts to lobby the Vatican for women’s rights within the Church. A story from Rome, about most of the costumed centurions outside the Colosseum being Jewish, was published by Tablet Magazine.

Beat reporting: I covered the Greek community in Astoria, Queens, for Global City NYC. Enterprise stories include the rise in Greek immigration to New York due to the economic crisis (published in the Queens Chronicle) as well as coverage of Election Day 2012 and Superstorm Sandy.

The Huffington Post

Sexism: still all around us, 16 January 2013

What the Dickens are we doing to our children?, 14 November 2012

Why I love Twilight, 18 November 2011

Gilad Shalit: A swap uneven in number and nature, 18 October 2011

Those calling for quiet tube carriages need to quieten down, 14 September 2011

City A.M.

Slap in the face for UK as News Corp plans split,29 June 2012

The Capitalist (City diary): Uncover sordid Soho with the National Trust, 26 June 2012

Front page: Friends of Mike Lynch point finger at HP,25 May 2012

Front page: Hunted, 25 April 2012

Vodafone agrees to hand over £1bn in CWW buyout, 24 April 2012

Front page: Sky falls in on James Murdoch, 4 April 2012

Bottom Line analysis: The Misys – or is that Midas – touch, 6 March 2012

The Capitalist (City diary): Jet showroom lands in London, 6 March 2012

EXCLUSIVE: KPMG axes bonuses for trainees, 24 February 2012

Bottom Line analysis: Vodafone on the lookout for a rebound, 13 February 2012

Front page: Facebook unveils float of the year, 2 February 2012

For more City A.M. articles, see here

The Times (of London)

How to be a woman: playing it by The Book, 7 November 2011 / (£)

The silver manifesto: 50 ways to make life better for old people, 17 October 2011 (£)

Feeling guilty? Festival speakers ‘fess up to classic novels they’ve never read, 7 October 2011 / (£)

Downton Abbey goes to war, 14 September 2011 / (£)

Is that you, @PJHarvey?, 8 September 2011 / (£)

Paris, Milan, school gate: yummy mummies go back to school, 6 September 2011 / (£)

Du pain, du vin, du Boris Bike, 5 September 2011 / (£)

The real female power list, 1 September 2011 / (£)

Chilly Elliot, 25 August 2011 / (£)

Space races, 24 August 2011 (£)

‘You, the editor’, 2 August 2011 / (£)

Articles of Faith: Lessons in faith part one, 8 October 2009

Jesus saves – and he’d do it at Asda or Aldi, 22 September 2009

Rowan Williams urges action in Camp Ashraf, 22 September 2009

The Jewish Chronicle

Why Twilight is actually a Jewish story, 25 November 2011

Job hunting? You just gotta have faith, 8 November 2011

The Ham and High

Eco cafe to open at folk HQ, 29 July 2010

Scrumming down to battle cancer, 29 July 2010

The London Word

Review: Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project, 15 November 2011

Seeing London from inside a Duck, 11 October 2011

Do they know it’s NOT Christmas?, 16 August 2011

Theatre review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 13 August 2011

Landing in London, 6 August 2011

Theatre review: Emperor and Galilean, 1 August 2011

Taking tea with the Queen, 21 July 2011

British Library etiquette, 15 April 2011

England vs Ghana, 6 April 2011

Winter ice-skating: craze or just crazy?, 20 January 2011

Lighten up London, 13 December 2010

Buses aren’t really my thing, 13 August 2010

Don’t mention the score, 8 July 2010

Varsity (Cambridge’s student newspaper)

A slap in the faith, 29 October 2010

Hi! Society: Cambridge Treasure Trap (LARP), 19 November 2010

Hi! Society: Lion Dancing Troupe, 8 October 2010

Comedy review: Mark Thomas, 24 April 2009

Theatre review: The Miscellaneous Theatre Festival, 13 March 2009

Theatre review: The Chairs, 6 March 2009

Grouchy Club: an interview with Howard Jacobson, 6 March 2009

Theatre review: The Tempest, 27 February 2009

Theatre review: The Big Book for Girls, 20 February 2009

Period Living: an interview with Giles Coren and Sue Perkins, 13 February 2009

Theatre review: Death of a Salesman, 13 February 2009

Theatre review: 42nd Street, 6 February 2009

Comedy review: Footlights smoker, 30 January 2009

Dance show review: Beauty, 23 January 2009

Theatre review: Hamlet, 16 January 2009

Prospect Magazine

Prospects for 2011, February 2011

Eilu v’Eilu (Jewish student journal)

Elisheva: the Jewish Liz Taylor, 29 March 2011.